Saturday Inspiration: Finding Joy In The Little Things

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“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn you attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” Henry David Thoreau

On this Inspiration Saturday, I thought I’d share a few ideas that might bring a little joy into your life. Try one, try a few or try them all…the choice is yours!

1.    Go for a walk.
2.    Look through old album or photo boxes.
3.    Enjoy your favorite coffee drink.
4.    Read a chapter (or more!) in your book.
5.    Stop by a pet store and love on a kitten (or other animal).
6.    Take your dog (of friends dog) for a walk.
7.    Enjoy your favorite pastry.
8.    Hug someone (preferably someone you know).
9.    Play your favorite song and sing-a-long.
10.  Compliment a stranger.
11.   Pick wildflowers

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12.   Stare at the stars.
13.   Take a bike ride.
14.   Send snail mail (this makes me super duper happy).
15.   Make your favorite meal.
16.   Color!
17.   Sing your favorite song at the top of your lungs.

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18.   Watch your favorite show or movie.
19.   Call a friend or relative.
20.  Make a craft and give to a friend.
21.   Take the scenic route.
22.   Read through an old journal.
23.   Watch re-runs of your favourite show.
24.  Take a selfie a day for a week, month or year.
25.  Laugh.

There is always hope

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9 thoughts on “Saturday Inspiration: Finding Joy In The Little Things

  1. The Thoreau quote is a fantastic one. I love your suggestions, the smaller, simpler (and often cheaper!) more manageable things really can bring the most joy sometimes. No.8 made me chuckle; it’s probably not advised to randomly hug strangers, but a little human contact can be very comforting. I’d actually quite like a dig through some old photo albums as I’d been meaning to sort through a box of loose photos into a new album for a while so thanks for the reminder, I’ll get onto that tomorrow. Make sure you take some of your own ideas for this weekend lovely 🙂
    Caz xx

  2. It’s easy to get lost in the gotta-go gotta-do of everyday life… Thank you for some new ideas for my mindfulness primer! Sometimes we can forget how to slow down. I want to pop one of these on each day of the weekend for the next few months!

  3. These are great suggestions. So easy to rush through life and miss the joy! Thank you for this:)

  4. These are some great suggestions to get out of a rut and do something different to bring a little joy into your life! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for sharing the list of “feel good” topics. Reading it really stirs positivity in my mind.
    It makes one value the gift of life in this dispensation.
    …Thanks.

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